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good evening i am. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. the cold snap keeps things freezing again over night. we have live team coverage. rosemary orozco is monitoring the weather but first cara liu is live with how cold it is getting there tonight. >> reporter: here in downtown walnut creak, if you look behind me, at the sign, 46 degrees right now. the temperatures are definitely taking their toll. >> reporter: business is up 50%, so many nights
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temperatures dipped below freezing. >> breaks outside the house. pipes not insulated. pvc cracks. >> reporter: workers attended to broken pipes and busted water heaters. >> one of the coldest winters i could remember. >> reporter: this valve cracked. in pleasant hill, 20s, a homeless man was airlifted to the hospital with burns, his tent caught fire after he lit a candle to stay warm. in oakland, black ice blamed for spin outs, causing police to shut down the street. news chopper 2 over the area this morning. >> reporter: and back here, the ice rink wrapped up one of its busiest seasons ever thanks to the cold temperatures. a few groups will practice this week before a private event on
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saturday closes out the season. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. rosemary orozco is here now with the freeze concerns. it is cold. >> it will be another frosty night across the bay area. bring in the pets. be prepared. temperatures are tumbling. napa 36 degrees already. napa warmed into the 50s earlier. clear skies. light winds aand that is a recipe for old -- and that is a recipe for cold over night weathers. tomorrow morning till 9:00 a.m., we have a frost advisory. widespread low 30s. purple indicating 20s. mid-20s. upper 20s. valley locations, north, east, south bay, a look at the handful of temperatures, 25 degrees in petaluma.
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27 in walnut creak. 20s napa, livermore. 30s oakland and 40 in san francisco. tonight will be one of the last really cold night. i will have a look at what you could expect coming up. and send us your photos or videos of your neighborhood. e-mail us directly or post them to facebook or twitter. neighbors are without power after a tree crashed into a home and power lines. the tree fell about 11:30 a.m. this morning. one person was inside the home but rescued unharmed. the tree cut power to 70 homes in the area. all but 30 have been restored and pg&e says it may take all night to get power back on. the street violence in oakland set a staggering pace
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this weekend and leaders are at odds on how to fight it. ktvu's allie rasmus is live with the tactics to crack down on this. >> reporter: some say the mayor should declare a local state of emergency to get more officers on the streets. but the mayor jean quan and the police chief say that is not the solution. >> the mayor and police chief spoke. the child's mother was standing by as leaders declared they were already getting outside help. >> we have specific requests from the government, they have responded by sending us u.s. marshals. >> reporter: 15 people were shot this weekend and 4 people killed on friday. he says 90% of the crime that
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happened in oakland stems from a feud between two gangs. >> if we know who they are we should focus on them. that is the difference between what local state of emergency versus what we are doing right now. >> declare a state of emergency says that you got serious problems. and nobody wants to admit to the fact that we have serious problems. >> reporter: he says declaring a local state of emergency would allow the city to ask for more outside help. oakland has 616 police officers now. >> we need more officers on the street. >> reporter: the chief says the best long term solution is training more police officers. there are three police academies in the work that will add 60-70 police officers by next spring. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. police are investigating a shooting that killed one person
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and wounded another today. investigators were called to the scene about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon because of a shot spotter activation. they found one man dead in a backyard. the system detected between 8- 17 gun shots. >> the shooting happened at my mom's house. nothing like this ever happened. what the police said, had nothing to do with anyone in our house and we are glad that no one in our family got shot. >> a second person turned up at the hospital with gun shot wounds. no arrests have been made and police don't know if the shootings were gang related. we have new information on an attempted sexual assault that we told you about last week. police released a sketch of the attackers. he is an asian or hispanic male, 25 years of age, รข0 160lbs, with a buzz haircut and slight beard growth. he was wearing a dark hooded
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shirt and dark pants pants. he attacked a woman january 6 near 23 and church street. the victim screamed for help and someone came to her aid. 6th6th6th6th defendant pleaded guilty today. katherine wong was charged with murder, robbery in the death of stephen reid. he and a woman were found tied up last week. the woman was beaten but survived. all six are due in court february 4. judge sentenced a manager today to 12 years in prison for bilking investors out of millions. he was convicted in connection with the scam. he started rich clients and promises them returns of 20-
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30%. oracle released an emergency fix for a flaw in its java software that raised a red flag with homeland security. they issued an alert saying it exposes computertuse tacts from -- computers to attacks from hackers. the department of homeland security says there are still flaws. they called the governor's budget's plan imbalanced. >> the administration has had to propose certain things to keep it in balance, build a reserve and fund certain priorities. >> they are projecting a $2 billion short fall. the difference is due tax
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revenue projections n creased savings and repayments of loans. more and more commuters are riding the bart to work. ktvu's rob roth is in san francisco at one of two stations that bart is taking a close look at. rob? >> reporter: it is the heart of the evening commute and we are here at the bart station, this is the busiest station in the system and many commuters say it is too crowded. but bart is looking at ways to make the commute more comfortable. >> reporter: commuters at the bart station say -- >> it is hectic. >> reporter: gets more crowded by the day. with 391,000 passengers taking bart each week day, ridership is at an all time high and the two most crowded stations are embarcadero and montgomery and
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that could get worse. ridership could hit $700,000 a day. >> bart staff is thinking about what type of solutions can we implement to address the growing capacity. >> reporter: such potential solutions could include escalators. make these seating areas smaller. it would save space. >> my only consideration would be the elderly. >> reporter: and bart is studying a plan to build two tunnels each that will allow passengers to board on two sides. >> this is a preliminary study and it shows it is feasible. >> i think that would be interesting. give it a new try. couldn't hurt, right? >> reporter: bart officials stress these are only
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proposals. final decisions are months, years away. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. over time pay for muni workers sored in 2012. officials confirmed the increased costs saying they worked over night and extended hours. one earned $164,000 in over time in one year. muni leads the city in over time wages with $56 million paid out every year. new at 6:00 p.m. a nurse refuses to get a flu shot. >> i chose not to for personal reasons. >> after the break -- >> facebook's message, we want you prosecuted. >> the technology they are using to crack down on child porn.
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lance armstrong today confessed to oprah winfrey that he took performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. lance armstrong was stripped of all tour de france titles after a investigation uncovered a doping regime for him and his teammates. lance armstrong sent a text saying i told her to go wherever she wants and i will answer the questions directly, honestly and candedly. -- candidly. police are trying to track down a man suspected in two robberies. he is armed and dangerous. he is suspected of robbing a wall administer store and --
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walmart store and another one. child pornography can spread on facebook but now facebook is turning the tables. new at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's tom vacar is live in menlow park with the new war online against child pornographers. >> reporter: avenue online photo-- over online photo has its unique digital signature. >> reporter: many photos photos and videos are shared privately. >> the social network would have to have a reason to look. >> reporter: the reason, facebook prevents illegal activities giving it a right to look and they gave them the dna
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code to exchange child pornography that scans millions of posted photos. >> looks at the photos photos and says these are similar. we believe they are the same image. >> reporter: we scan every photo that is uploaded to ensure that this material can not be distributed and we report all incidences to the incidences -- all incidences. >> find the suspects who are keeping those images on their servers. >> reporter: they then send materials on for review and referral to law enforcement. san jose police sergeant. >> if we find something we suspect may be child
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pornography we will write a search warrant and pay them a visit. >> reporter: reporting live, consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. a father is working to help parents protect children from child abduction. when his son went missing he realized how important a description is for police so he formed one voice. they make i.d. cards so parents have a recent picture and finger prints. he says children of illegal immigrants are targeted because they are mostly undocumented. >> so illegal kids are the easiest targets. >> the organization is now taking the kits to all churches and schools within a 150-mile radius. several pharmacies are all out of the flu vaccine.
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ktvu learned target, walgreens and cvs are all out and they don't know when they will get more. contra costa county officials say you should contact their healthcare provider first to see if shots are available. a nurse is refusing to get a flu shot and so kaiser says she must wear a mask while working with patients but that is something she doesn't want to do. >> i am not saying they work or don't work. it is my decision not ohave one. -- not to have one. what i discourage is the mandating of masks for those who didn't get one. >> she says wearing a mask interferes with the nurse- patient relationship. she says she washes her hands frequently. kaiser said it is carrying out
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policy corrected by the health department. earlier this month a hospital fired 8 employees for refusing flu shots. another round of frigid temperatures is expected. cooling off into the 40s in some areas. clear skies over head. any heat we obtained today exiting. 47 in santa rosa. 36 in napa. 43 in concord. 44 livermore. 40s along the peninsula. upper 40s in san francisco. 45 palo alto. this is something we will see, temperatures continue to fall. already chilly and then turning bone chilling into the over night hours. a look at storm tracker two. continuing with this pattern, although it is changing. we have the trough off to the
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east. this ridge over the pacific that has remained here is slowly nudging our way. this is going to bring us warmer air. it is bringing warmer air to alaska. this morning when we were in the mid-20s, they were reporting 28 degrees. that is interesting. frost and freeze advisories around the bay area. frost advisory meaning 30s. the cold air really settles and sticks. 20s and a freeze warning till 9:00. patchy frost tomorrow morning. black ice was an issue in a few areas this morning, that could be the case tomorrow. over night lows. 27 degrees for santa rosa. upper 20s napa, concord, livermore. around the bay, 36 heyward. 31 redwood city.
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freezing in san jose. the morning hours, when it will become more bearable. 7:00 a.m., our coldest numbers, sun rise. 8:00 a.m., not lot of change. 30s, 20s. 9:00 a.m., low 30s inland. low 40s around the bay area. 10:00 a.m. better with sunny skies. widespread 30s to low 40s. the afternoon highs for tomorrow will be warmer than today. 57 santa rosa. mid-50s hayward. 57 oakland. 56 san jose. 57 degrees, sunny skies in santa cruz. beautiful looking weather. >> it is cold. >> cold. extended forecast, a nice warm up and for the holiday weekend, looking good. over night lows not bad. >> thank you.
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dozens of students have advanced in the science talent search. the list includes teams from men low school and gun high school in palo alto to name a few. we posted a complete list of the students and the high schools taking part on coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. oakland leaders address the surge in violence. but are the pozles make -- proposals making people feel safer? the big mark down coming for the latest version of a popular car. ktvu'sler -- join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >> reporter: jim harbaugh talks about his players and the preparations for the next big playoff game against the atlanta falcons. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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the city counsel is discussing whether to close down a convenience store. the 7-eleven opened last month. and since then neighbors
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protested twice. they claim zoning rules don't allow a convenience store in the neighborhood. tonight school board meeting is likely to draw a crowd as they discuss a new location for a school. the charter school has outgrown its building but finding a new location has proven difficult. four options are on the table and they have till february 1 to make an offer. joe is in for mark. the 49ers getting ready for another big one. >> let the hype begin. 49ers are one win away from the super bowl. the second year that two of the last four teams standed are coached by a -- standing are coached by a harbaugh. this turned into a 70-yard score that tied the game.
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second ot, baltimore kicked a field goal. john harbaugh was headed to the title game. that night, jim harbaugh. kaepernick rushed for 181 yards as the 49ers earned their way into the championship game. the family had a good weekend. >> they had one of those days where indiana beat minnesota, in a big basketball game and then they watched john's game and exciting, thrilling, winning game for the ravens and then our game. so my parents are in their 70s. excitement. that is lot of excitement. back to back back to back. you know, that is not easy. [ laughter ] >> it will be a full day on
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channel 2. 9:30 a.m. championship play book. noon west coast time and after the game for the point after, all sunday here on channel 2. what a sunday it should be. >> can't wait. >> jim harbaugh is funny. >> he can be. >> thank you. [ laughter ] >> freezing temperatures over the bay area. tonight at 10:00 p.m., the increase in need to get shelter from the cold as the temperatures drop. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we are always here for you on and mobile ktvu.
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